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Fruity Oats

Oats are a great source of carbohydrates which help to stabilize blood sugar as well as being a source of magnesium and iron. Served along with fruits this recipe will help your baby to feel fuller for longer and provide many vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup of oats2015-03-04_0816
  • 2 apples
  • 2 pears
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)

Method:

  1. Place oats in a pot with 1.5 cups of water, on the stove bring to the boil and then simmer for a few minutes until the consistency is thick and gooey.
  2. Peel apples, bananas and pears and cut up into chunks.
  3. Steam apples and pears until tender.
  4. Then put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and whizz until smooth.
  5. Either serve or freeze in pouches.

*if using quick oats the cooking time will be much less

 

Strawberry Smoothie

This delicious smoothie will turn into a great frozen dessert or can be given as a breakfast or snack food. The fruit will provide your baby with vitamin and mineral and the addition of coconut milk will provide healthy fats for your baby. We also suggest adding chia seeds which turn soft and gelatinous when added to liquid, chia seeds contain the perfect ratio of the omega fats and are a great source of protein and iron.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup coconut milk2015-03-04_0807
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana cut up
  • 1 Cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Blend all ingredients together
  2. Pour into freezer trays and leave to stand for ten minutes before freezing as the chia
    seeds will become gelatinous and absorb some of the liquid.

Blueberry Smash

This sweet treat will provide your baby with great nutrition as blueberries are a great source of antioxidants,vitamins and minerals. This dish also contain protein and carbohydrates, however we do suggest omitting the cottage cheese if you suspect any dairy allergies or your baby is too young for dairy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries (use fresh berries, or frozen berries – thawed)2015-03-04_0754
  • ½ cup well cooked brown rice
  • 1 mashed banana
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • pinch cinnamon
  • drop of vanilla

Method:

  1. Peel banana and beetroot
  2. Wash strawberries and take the stalks off.
  3. Steam the beetroot for about 30 minutes or until soft.
  4. Cut the beetroot into 2cm pieces.
  5. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
  6. Freeze or serve immediately.

Dairy Free Avocado Mango Mousse

This mousse is easy to make and contains great fats which are essential for your babies growth, you can always double the recipe and serve for the whole family as an awesome healthy dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado2015-03-04_0701
  • 1 Mango
  • ½ cup coconut milk

Method:

  1. Cut up the Avocado and mango removing the stones.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender until desired consistency
  3. Pour into baby freeze trays